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A limited number of Summit Scholarships provided by The Conrad Prebys Foundation are still available to San Diego County Educators. Scholarships to attend will cover the full cost of registration for school staff, district leaders, and school board members.

A convening of trailblazers blurring the lines between K-12 and the World of Work, cultivating career development, accelerating literacy and creating paths to gainful employment.

About The Summit

A convening of trailblazers blurring the lines between K-12 and the World of Work, cultivating career development, accelerating literacy and creating paths to gainful employment.

March 23 – 25, 2023
San Diego, California
Hilton Bayfront San Diego

Featured Speakers 2023: State Policy Makers, Business Leaders, and K-12 Innovators from Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, and growing.

Visit Cajon Valley Schools and see human and career development based on a deep understanding of each individual student. Explore the pivotal, interconnected role literacy and personal growth play in career learning. Join in conversations with thought leaders at one of the most exciting events of the year.



Agenda At-A-Glance (Click Here For Detailed Agenda)

3/23 Thursday

9:30 – 12:30

School Tours



1:30 – 3:30

Breakout Sessions

3:30 – 5:00

Opening General Session


Kenote Dinner

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin grew up in poverty, attending school in more than 20 states before becoming the first high school and college graduate in his family. He taught K-12 art, summer art camps and wrote and directed high school plays for 13 years. During that time he was nominated for Sallie Mae Master Teacher, Kansas Master Teacher and won the Making IT Happen Award, as well as being published in art education journals. He then transitioned to a role as a staff developer and keynote speaker at an educational non-profit service agency for the next 17 years. There, Kevin conceived and developed multiple research based programs in the areas of project based learning, trauma/poverty informed instruction, SEL, STEM/STEAM education, and Digital Legacy. His podcast, Driving Questions in Education, was the number one rated podcast in K-12 video education for multiple years and featured best selling authors and leading educational thinkers from around the world. He was an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2011 and delivered a TEDx talk in 2015.

3/24 Friday



9:00 – 9:30

General Session

9:30 – 10:30

State Panel

10:45 – 11:30


Horst Schulze

A legend and leader in the hotel world, Horst Schulze’s teachings and vision have reshaped the concepts of service and hospitality across industries.

Mr. Schulze’s professional life began more than 65 years ago as a server’s assistant in a German resort town. Throughout the years he worked for both Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Hotels Corporation before becoming one of the founding members of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in 1983. There Mr. Schulze created the operating and service standards that have become world famous.

During his tenure at The Ritz Carlton, Mr. Schulze served as President and COO responsible for the $2 billion operations worldwide. It was under his leadership that The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company became the first service-based company to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award — twice.

In 1991, Mr. Schulze was recognized as “corporate hotelier of the world” by HOTELS magazine. In 1995, he was awarded the Ishikawa Medal for his personal contributions to the quality movement. In 1999, Johnson & Wales University gave him an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree in Hospitality Management.

Most recently, Mr. Schulze has been honored as a “Leader in Luxury” by Travel Agent magazine and its sister publication Luxury Travel Advisor.

After leaving The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Mr. Schulze went on to found The Capella Hotel Group. This luxury hotel company managed some of the most elite properties worldwide, and gave Mr. Schulze the opportunity to further define the luxury hotel industry, receiving countless awards and recognitions.

Today, Mr. Schulze serves on various boards and acts as a consultant across industries. He recently completed his seminal book on creating excellence.

11:30 – 12:15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:15 -1:45


1:45 – 4:00

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:30 – 5:30

Reception – USS Midway

3/25 Saturday



9:30 – 10:30


Tom C. Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of All4Ed, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools® and Digital Learning Day. An ASCD best-selling author, Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year,” by EdTech Digest, the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA in 2016, and the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017. His most recent book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime, was released in October of 2019.

Prior to moving to his role in Washington, D.C., Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is most passionate about creating cultures of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today’s modern learners need to thrive. In addition to his role at Future Ready Schools®, Murray works directly with school and district leaders for administrative retreats, opening convocations, and professional learning days.

10:45 – 12:30

General Session

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 3:00


Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and the author of Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity and The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies.

3:00 – 4:00

Closing General Session

Programming subject to change


Regular Registration – $850

One of the benefits of attending the World of Work Summit is the delicious amount of local flavors included in your registration. This year, your summit registration include

  • Breakfast each day
  • Thursday Reception and Keynote Dinner
  • Friday Lunch and Reception on the USS Midway
  • Saturday Keynote Lunch


World of Work Foundation Summit attendees have a special nightly rate as low as $265 at the amazing Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Attendees can book the hotel room block summit rate starting Dec 9th, 2022.

Click here to book your hotel room.

Rising above the San Diego Bay and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park, Hilton San Diego Bayfront is the signature SoCal resort. Enjoy a tailored, urban coastal experience with bright and unparalleled views in every guest room, relaxing amenities, and locally-inspired dining.

Please contact Howard Shen at 619-590-5823 or shenh@cajonvalley.net if you have any questions or issues registering. Thank you.